The authorities in Kansas City, USA, arrested 26-year-old Mariah Thomas on the charge of murdering her newborn child when she put him in the oven.
According to information, Thomas made this move by confusing the oven with the child's cradle.
Tragedy struck last Friday when officers were alerted to a one-month-old child who was not breathing.
When officers arrived at the home they found little Zaraya, as the baby was named, covered in burns and her clothes were burnt.
“Mariah had psychological problems as far as I know and did not have the mental capacity of an adult. She thought she was a child,” said a friend of the 26-year-old.
The infant's grandfather was the first to be informed of the tragedy when he received a phone call from the 26-year-old in which she told him “something bad has happened to the child, come quickly home”.
The baby was found dead in a car seat with thermal injuries in various parts of his body, while the police also collected a burnt children's blanket.